I've spend the last hour on the Epson site looking for a profile for this paper and can't find one. Is one available or am I supposed to use one of the default profiles that loaded with the printer setup?
Don't confuse the paper profile in the editing software with the paper type and ink selection in the printer driver.
MK-Black simply refers to the matte black inks (generally used with matte papers and usually selected automatically by the driver when you select a matte paper). PK is photo black ink and is used by almost all other papers but matte types.
The paper profile used by the image editing software tells the software and the printer how to render colors, tones, etc, both on screen and on the paper.
If you choose in the printer driver; Media: Premium Presentation Paper Matte, MK ink, and for Mode: Epson Standard sRGB, print in Photoshop with "Printer Managing Colors", print a standarized test photo.
Print he same photo with same settings in the printer driver except for Mode: OFF (No Color Adjustment), in Photoshop select "Photoshop Manages Colors", select from the ICC Pofiles list SPR3000 Premium Presentation Paper Matte, Rendering intent, Black Point Compensation checked and you will get an identical print. The only really benefits from printing from the ICC profile is the choice of different intents.
It was designed to be this way, if you don't get identical, or near identical prints then you have something wrong in your workflow.
That wasn't what the OP originally stated. Sounds like he wants to print on Premium Presentation Paper Matte and he can do so either way with great results and he must use Epson ink also.
I generate my own custom printer ICC profiles even if I use OEM inks/papers as there are some production tolerance variables from printer to printer of the same model, so one shoe doesn't fit all.
I have 2, R2880 printers and do see the extremely slight differences in the same print using the Epson standard printer driver or their supplied ICC profiles. I see no differences in prints when using my genenerated custom ICC profiles for each printer and I also don't seen any differences in the same prints from either the R2880's and my R3000 using a custom ICC profile. Both models use the same K3 vivid magenta ink set.
Thanks for the info. I found the instructions, imagine that, that came with the paper and figured out that it was pre-loaded. I print a lot with the Red River papers so I wasn't expecting the profile to already be there.